A special hour-long episode of "I'm ready for my close-up" - Alex Fitch looks at the history of the science-fiction character Professor Bernice Summerfield
Press release: "Alex Fitch investigates the best science fiction heroine most people have never heard (of) - Professor Bernice Summerfield, Benny to her friends.
Starting off as a Doctor Who companion in the novels published by Virgin books after the original TV series was cancelled in 1989, Benny has since appeared in over a hundred books, over 60 without the Doctor and 40 full cast 'radio' plays released on CD in specialist shops. Alex talks to the actress who plays Benny - Lisa Bowerman - the actor who plays her fictional husband - Stephen Fewell - and outgoing producer of the series, Simon Guerrier. Simon in turn interviews actress Sophie Aldred who appeared alongside Lisa in a few of the dramas and Gareth Roberts (Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Code) who has written Benny adventures. Finally, Sci-Fi critic and writer Graham Sleight interviews the character's creator Paul Cornell plus there's even a preview of Benny's next adventure..."